laser-eyed leopard

jaguar


Last Sunday, I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, where I met some fabulous Cat Bloggers.  This picture is from the Cat House, of a leopard.  Leopards and jaguars may look alike, both members of the Panthera family, but jaguars are from Central and South America, while leopards are from sub-Saharan Africa and isolated populations in southern Asia.
When I took this picture, at first it just looked like two dots in blackness, but I was able to use the 'curves' function in Picnik to lighten it, and I love the way it turned out, with the rich colors but still the laser-reflection in the eyes.
For another of my Lincoln Park Zoo pics, check out today's It's A Blog Eat Blog World.
Cheers,
Not The Mama




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6 comments :

  1. Wow! It makes us proud to know we're related to something as handsome as that leopard!

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  2. WOWZA! Dat is sum big kitty an' dose eyez would skeer da 'nip outta anyone dat seez dem in da dark!

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  3. The lighting makes it look very mysterious!

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  4. OH wows! His furrs looks like velevt.. I bet he would be wonderful to snuggle withs, I mean he is a cousin and all..though.. after seeing those scary eyes .. maybe not heheh
    V-V

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  5. Sizing you up for lunch NTM.

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  6. That's a big kitty! Mom Peggy (Laila and Minchie's mom) invited my mom to come up last weekend to meet the midwestern catbloggers, but mom had a conflict! She really wanted to meet everyone.

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